Summer 2003 Photo Album - a summer of love, giant bees and moles with giant bees in their mouths.
Here are a few pictures of our Woodruffs Go to War Adventure. We came home victorious! Plus you might like to look at a few pictures my sister Sue took when she was here , like an angel sent from Heaven Above.
Here is a picture
of Raimi from the State Fair last summer. I don't
really like posting her recent pictures anymore. It
was different when she was a baby..
"I am old, I am old, I will wear my trousers rolled." Who said that? It might have been T.S. Eliot or perhaps it was Barney Fyfe. I do not know. I do know it wasn't my husband because he had a birthday recently and he still isn't. Old. Irregardless, which is not really a word, we had a great celebration with cake with animals on it and balloons with animals on them and the dogs wore party hats. Here is the present that we gave Glenn and *boy* he was actually surprised!
I was looking for a way to slap a whole bunch of pictures on a page quickly. Unfortunately, I found one. So here is a retrospective on the latter part of the year 2001 (the happy part(s)) in a not particularly aesthetically pleasing format. Enjoy!
Ok, I confess - I've gone "thumbnail" crazy. It's so easy!! It came to me in a blaze of light - when you have a bunch of photos with no real reason to show them to anyone aside from just plain wanting to - thumbnails! Thumbnails! Plus if you say the word "thumbnail" about ten times, it sounds really odd. "Thumbnails". I wonder what the etiomological story is there? If you know, please share. Also if you know why the photographer, in this series of photographs, chose a furry black background to take pictures of a furry black dog, I'd be interested to know that too.
Recent studies have shown that this picture of Jia Jia, Ed and Miss Thing is the cutest picture anywhere of anyone, anyhow.
Can you believe Christmas is over? Me neither! Can you believe I just now finished the Thanksgiving pages? Well, it's true, my homies!
Behold the very scary Halloween slide show .
Another October event *also scary* - our baby turned two! So, dang it all, we had a party .
Start here to see eight pages of Summer Fun .
You asked for
it. You got it. Toyota. May i present THE picture
of Raimi as the Flower Girl at Jia Jia and Ed's wedding.
Right here.The only picture. That's right. There
is only one. (Don't blame me - i was in the front
row with Uncle Jason, crying my eyes out!)
Take a trip to
the crossroads of our nation by visiting St Louis
on Memorial Day
2001. And you can practically smell the monkey
cages when it's a trip to the
zoo with Grandpa. ..................
find a Spring
For those of
you who want to skip right to photos of our trip to
China and the exact moment of "Gotcha" (updated April
1st, 2001), go here. My
account of Gotcha Day can be found
Join us for our
Celebration of the Sun with the Inca Princess Raimi
by clicking on the picture below. You will be led
to a mystical land - ok, ok - you will see pictures
of our trip to Florida to see Nana and Pa. But Nana
and Pa can be pretty darn mystical!
Just before jetting
off to Casa Del Steinberg, I posted some very nice
pictures of the
Lunar New Year celebration.
RIPPED FROM YESTERDAY'S
HEADLINE'S: The Lost
Photos of Christmas Eve 2000 have been found!
RIPPED FROM BEFORE
YESTERDAY'S HEADLINE'S: shenanigans
on New Year's Eve 2000 !
Here are some
pictures .(I just added some new photos so I can
proudly say this page has been updated 08/17/01).
The Big Menorah and Santa Claus were very good to
us all, and to the children at Changsha First Social
And now may we
present............Raimi meets Santa and Mrs. Claus
and shows them her bagel. Thank you, FCC-IN and of
course the gang at the North
Pole. (Sadly, the Big Menorah had a touch of the
vapors and was too ill to attend.)
Here is a photo of Raimi which I thought I would throw in just in case you were wondering, "Where in the Sam Hill are the pictures already?":
Take a gander
at a photographic potpouri of
late fall 2000 festivities. You've got your Halloween
pictures; Election Day pictures and just a day in
the fast paced, high tech world of the Woodruff family
pictures. And I have just added *at no extra cost
to you* a few pictures of
people sitting around looking autumnal.
The company that Glenn works for, Pinnacle Systems, won a technical Emmy. The staff brought in friends and family to pose for wacky pictures with the statue and *surprise* we just happen to have snapped about a dozen of Raimi. Here is just one.
Here are some
pictures from a impromtu
dance marathon we held at the Woodruff Chapeaux
to celebrate something-or-other.
Raimi models casual sportsware at another fabulous venue.
* as of February 27th 2001, Mom to her own new citizen
- 6 pounds even of one Kaitlin
Ann Stewart Allen * had requested a sneak peek
of how Raimi looked in the Spiderman costume that
Glenn bought for her.
You will note: she looks MARVELous!
Raimi pictures from Labor Day weekend 2000 can be found here.
Raimi pictures from late July 2000 can be found here.
Here is our girl a few weeks before we came to get her.
And finally, the beginning.....We raced down to our agency ( a three hour drive) an hour after we received "the call". Tina had said how beautiful our daughter was, and when we walked in the door, we were handed an envelope. Glenn pulled out a picture * a tiny tiny picture of a days old infant with a scrunched up face* and we started crying (of course),and saying "Oh, she IS so beautiful!". One of the FTIA folk said, "No,no, she really is REALLY beautiful" and showed us there were two more larger, more recent pictures in the envelope. This is what we saw.